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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: How should Ground Hemlock be handled and disposed of?


I am not a weed control guy, but this grows in wetter spots, so pulling it out three years in a row before it sets seed, draining that area or fencing the horses away from the wet area should work. I'd make a single cut at the base, then drag it off to be burned before your livestock can eat it. Or leave it alone and take care with the prunings.